3 Ontario wines that are worth a try

“I was in Niagara-on-the-Lake for i4C, the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration. The annual three-day conference is for both wine consumers and the wine trade, and it’s chock-full of seminars, tastings, dinners, and more. Should you find yourself in the neighbourhood next July, I’d recommend pencilling it in on your calendar.”

By Kurtis Kolt, The Georgia Straight, August 16, 2017

“It came up, as it often does, when having dinner with a few international wine writers during my recent time in Italy. It usually goes something like this: ‘I really haven’t had the chance to try many Canadian wines, but I recently tasted some Rieslings and Chardonnays from Tawse, and I was quite impressed. Is it mainly limestone soils in their vineyards?’

“’Oh, awesome,’ I’ll typically respond. ‘But, yeah, I actually don’t know. I’m based in Vancouver, and we really don’t see Ontario wine in British Columbia.’

“An incredulous reaction is usually what follows.”

Read more, including reviews of Tawse and Pearl Morissette.